From executive producer Shailene Woodley comes a documentary call-to-action, straight from the front lines of the Native-led fight against the Dakota Access Pipeline. -Indie Wire
2017 Environmental Film Festival: AWAKE, A DREAM FROM STANDING ROCKUSA | 2017 | 84 min | Not Rated | Documentary, Environment, History
Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey
Sunday May 28, 2017, 4:00pm
Martha's Vineyard Film Center
$12 General Admission, $9 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Josh Fox, James Spione, Myron Dewey
Floris White Bull, Josh Fox, Myron Dewey
SPECIAL GUESTS: Myron Dewey, Co-director in person; James Spione, Co-director in person; Josh Fox, Producer-Co-Writer-Director via SKYPE; Tanyette Colon – We-Must.com; and Alison Rose Levy, hosts the weekly radio program, “Connect the Dots,”
Standing Rock North Dakota became one of the most watched places on earth. The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe captured world attention through their peaceful resistance. While many may know the details, Awake, A Dream from Standing Rock, captures the story of Native-led defiance that forever changed how we fight for clean water, our environment and the future of our planet.
PART 1 Floris White Bull , Wes “Mekasi” Horineck , Oceti Sakowin Youth, Doug Good Feather, Tara Houska, Malia Hulleman, Erin Schrode, Danny Grassrope, Suzi/Candy Girl, YahNé Ndgo PART 2 Peji Trudell, CNN’s Sara Sidner, John Bigelow, Ladonna “Brave Bull” Allard, Jordan Chariton, Jasmine, DJ Dizzy PART 3 Myron Dewey, Kandi Mossett, Jan Hasselman (Earth Justice), Amy Goodman (Democracy Now!), William Jerome, Chief Looking Horse, Dallas Goldtooth, Prolific Rapper, Cornel West
MYRON DEWEY – Director
Myron Dewey’s drone footage and daily live updates made him one of the most important journalistic voices to come out of the Standing Rock movement. Founder and owner of Digital Smoke Signals, Dewey is Newe-Numah/ Paiute-Shoshone from the Walker River Paiute Tribe, Agui Diccutta Band (Trout Eaters) and Temoke Shoshone. He is a professor, filmmaker/editor, digital storyteller, historical trauma trainer, drone operator and journalist. Digital Smoke Signal’s goal is to help bridge the digital divide throughout Indian Country and indigenize media through indigenous eyes with cultural core values (Culture, Reciprocity, Respect and Family).
JOSH FOX – Producer-Co-writer-Director
Academy Award nominated, Emmy Award winning filmmaker Josh Fox (GASLAND Parts I and II), is an internationally recognized spokesperson on fracking and extreme energy development. In 2016 he was awarded his third Environmental Media Association award for Best Documentary for his film How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, was released on HBO and toured the world theatrically. Fox is the Producing Artistic Director of International WOW, a film and theater company he founded in 1996, the theater company has performed across the US, Europe and Asia. As a journalist, Fox has contributed to Rolling Stone, Daily Beast and the online network NowThis. One of his recent NowThis Standing Rock reports reached over 40 million people.
JAMES SPIONE – Director
Academy Award nominee James Spione’s last film, the whistleblower documentary Silenced, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival, and was nominated for an Emmy Award in 2016. His previous work Incident in New Baghdad won Best Documentary Short at Tribeca, and earned an Oscar nomination. Mr. Spione’s other films include American Farm, about the demise of his family’s fifth-generation homestead in central New York State; as well as a continuing series of short docs exploring the Eastern Shore of Virginia, one of the few remaining rural coastal regions in the continental United States. Spione has also written and directed a number of fiction films, including the Sundance favorite Garden, starring Oscar winner Melissa Leo. His first film Prelude won a Student Academy Award and screened at numerous international film festivals.
Tanyette Colon is a Senior Internet Marketing Consultant at Reachlocal, a Gannett company and Google partner, and the founder of We-Must.com, a media platform re-launching June 2017, dedicated to educating women on environmentally toxic energy extraction and healthy-living choices.
For the past eight years, Tanyette Colon has investigated Norway’s investments in shale plays/fossil fuel infrastructure in the U.S. and their direct impact to the environment and American families. She has travelled to Norway numerous times, speaking to their members of parliament and NGOs.
Alison Rose Levy produced award-winning cultural documentaries for the Smithsonian Institution, and later co-founded a nationwide network of independent documentary film-makers that produced live via satellite independent television events on PBS. At CBS National New, as a producing editor on primetime magazine news programs, she worked with Charles Kuralt, Ed Bradley, Bill Geist, and others.